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Operation Abolition






Production Company U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Un-American Activities
Audio/Visual sound, color

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Reviewer: brewster - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 28, 2014
Subject: Talked about by Abbie Hoffman

In Abbie Hofman's autobiography: Soon to be a Major Motion Picture, he writes of seeing this movie as a formative event, getting so upset he spoke up at the showing (and was actively put down by some in the audience, but supported by the farmers). He was recruited by the ACLU to accompany the film as their representative. He was on his way. I guess, thanks to the US Government.

https://openlibrary.org/books/OL4101194M/Soon_to_be_a_major_motion_picture



Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 18, 2014
Subject: Wee! Stair slidey time!
Very interesting Pro-HUAC documentary that certainly gets me thinking of who is in the right here. Sure, the whole concept went against what the whole constitution stood for, and I suppose there more better ways to root the evildoers out (though how, I'm not too sure), but then again, it does just seem like a few commie rabblerousers mixed in with some general rabble rousers, mixed in with some other groups (eg, students, and those evil longshoremen) to both promote communism (a small minority), protest the HUAC (A Large Majority) to just hang out (another majority). The San Francisco riot in the chambers is quite interesting, thats where the police set the hoses onto the protestors while still in the building, and dragging them down the marble steps. Or in some cases, just pushing them down, and watching them bob bob bob along down. The film says very minor injuries occured during this to the protestors, other sources say there were quite a few major injuries to them. Oh! And that poor cop, that poor poor cop who suffered a stroke. Poor guy. Highly reccomended!

**EDIT** Just realized that you should also see Operation Correction, the ACLU's response to this film, also on this site.
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